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Substitute House Bill No. 5411

Public Act No. 16-151

AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE LOCAL BRIDGE PROGRAM, THE TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, OUTDATED REPORTING MANDATES, SCRAP METAL PROCESSORS, OPERATION OF A LABOR DAY WEEKEND COFFEE STOP AND REVISIONS TO OTHER STATUTES RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 13a-175p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

The following terms, as used in this section and sections [13a-175p] 13a-175q to 13a-175u, inclusive, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning or intent:

(1) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Transportation.

(2) "Eligible bridge" means a bridge located within one or more municipalities in the state, the physical condition of which requires it be removed, replaced, reconstructed, rehabilitated or improved as determined by the commissioner.

(3) "Eligible bridge project" means the removal, replacement, reconstruction, rehabilitation or improvement of an eligible bridge by one or more municipalities.

(4) "Grant" means any grant made to a municipality pursuant to section 13a-175s.

(5) "Grant percentage" means [a percentage established by the commissioner for each municipality by (A) ranking all municipalities in descending order according to each such municipality's adjusted equalized net grand list per capita as defined in section 10-261; and (B) determining a percentage for each such municipality on a scale from not less than fifteen per cent to not more than fifty per cent based upon such ranking. In any case where a municipality does not have an adjusted equalized net grand list per capita such municipality shall be deemed to have the adjusted equalized net grand list per capita of the town in which it is located] fifty per cent.

(6) "Local bridge program" means the local bridge program established pursuant to this section and sections [13a-175p] 13a-175q to 13a-175u, inclusive.

(7) "Local Bridge Revolving Fund" means the Local Bridge Revolving Fund created under section 13a-175r.

(8) "Municipality" means any town, city, borough, consolidated town and city, consolidated town and borough, district or other political subdivision of the state, owning or having responsibility for the maintenance of all or a portion of an eligible bridge.

(9) "Physical condition" means the physical condition of a bridge based on [its structural deficiencies, sufficiency rating] the condition of its components and elements, functional adequacy, scour susceptibility and load capacity all as determined by the commissioner.

(10) "Priority list of eligible bridge projects" means the priority list of eligible bridge projects established by the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of section 13a-175s.

(11) "Project costs" means the total costs of a project determined by the commissioner to be necessary and reasonable.

(12) "Supplemental project obligation" means bonds or serial notes issued by a municipality for the purpose of financing the portion of the costs of an eligible bridge project not met from the proceeds of a grant.

Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 14-212g of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) There is established an account to be known as the "work zone safety account" which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the Special Transportation Fund. The account shall contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the account. Moneys in the account shall be expended by the Department of Transportation [for the purposes of] to protect the safety of workers in highway work zones, as defined in section 14-212d, through (1) highway traffic enforcement, including, but not limited to, the expansion of the "Operation Big Orange" program, [to protect the safety of workers in highway work zones, as defined in section 14-212d] and (2) the purchase and implementation of technology and equipment. Any use of moneys in the work zone safety account by the department, other than for the "Operation Big Orange" program or direct traffic enforcement in work zones, shall be approved by the Highway Work Zone Safety Advisory Council, as described in section 14-212e.

Sec. 3. Subsection (b) of section 14-283b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(b) Any operator of a motor vehicle on a highway when approaching one or more [stationary] emergency vehicles that are stationary or traveling significantly below the posted speed limit and located on the shoulder, lane or breakdown lane of such highway shall (1) immediately reduce speed to a reasonable level below the posted speed limit, and (2) if traveling in the lane adjacent to the shoulder, lane or breakdown lane containing such emergency vehicle, move such motor vehicle over one lane, unless such movement would be unreasonable or unsafe.

Sec. 4. Subsection (b) of section 13b-79kk of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) Subject to the availability of funds, the commissioner may, with the approval of the secretary, participate in transit-oriented development projects to the extent that such projects result in the development or improvement of public transportation facilities. When the state solicits transit-oriented development proposals, the commissioner shall select the developer or developers through an open, competitive process. The commissioner may, with the approval of the secretary, waive competitive selection when (1) the developer is an abutting land owner or is the holder of a recorded, exercisable option to purchase an abutting property; (2) such [land owner's] property is essential to the project; and (3) the commissioner makes an express finding that (A) the cost to the state of any property transaction or provision of services does not exceed the fair market value of the property or services, and (B) the waiver is in the best interest of the state.

Sec. 5. Section 13a-73 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) ["Real property", as used in this section, includes] For the purpose of this section, "real property" means land and buildings and any estate, interest or right in land.

(b) The commissioner may take any land the commissioner finds necessary for the layout, alteration, extension, widening, change of grade or other improvement of any state highway or for a highway maintenance storage area or garage and the owner of such land shall be paid by the state for all damages, and the state shall receive from such owner the amount or value of all benefits resulting from such taking, layout, alteration, extension, widening, change of grade or other improvement. The use of any site acquired for highway maintenance storage area or garage purposes by condemnation shall conform to any zoning ordinance or development plan in effect for the area in which such site is located, provided the commissioner may be granted any variance or special exception as may be made pursuant to the zoning ordinances and regulations of the town in which any such site is to be acquired. The assessment of such damages and of such benefits shall be made by the commissioner and filed by the commissioner with the clerk of the superior court for the judicial district in which the land affected is located. The commissioner shall give notice of such assessment to each person having an interest of record therein by mailing to each a copy of the same, postage prepaid, and, at any time after such assessment has been made by the commissioner, the physical construction of such layout, alteration, extension, widening, maintenance storage area or garage, change of grade or other improvement may be made. If notice cannot be given to any person entitled thereto because such person's whereabouts or existence is unknown, notice may be given by publishing a notice at least twice in a newspaper published in the judicial district and having a daily or weekly circulation in the town in which the property affected is located. Any such published notice shall state that it is a notice to the last owner of record or such owner's surviving spouse, heirs, administrators, assigns, representatives or creditors if he or she is deceased, and shall contain a brief description of the property taken. Notice shall also be given by mailing to each such person at his or her last-known address, by registered or certified mail, a copy of such notice. If, after a search of the land and probate records, the address of any interested party cannot be found, an affidavit stating such facts and reciting the steps taken to establish the address of any such person shall be filed with the clerk of the court and accepted in lieu of service of such notice by mailing the same to the last known address of such person. Upon filing an assessment with the clerk of the court, the commissioner shall forthwith sign and file for record with the town clerk of the town in which such real property is located a certificate setting forth the fact of such taking, a description of the real property so taken and the names and residences of the owners from whom it was taken. Upon the filing of such certificate, title to such real property in fee simple shall vest in the state of Connecticut, except that, if it is so specified in such certificate, a lesser estate, interest or right shall vest in the state. The commissioner shall permit the last owner of record of such real property upon which an owner-occupied residence or owner-operated business is situated to remain in such residence or operate such business, rent free, for a period of ninety days after the filing of such certificate.

(c) The commissioner may purchase any land and take a deed thereof in the name of the state when such land is needed in connection with the layout, construction, repair, reconstruction or maintenance of any state highway or bridge, and any land or buildings or both, necessary, in the commissioner's opinion, for the efficient accomplishment of the foregoing purpose, and may further, when the commissioner determines that it is in the best interests of the state, purchase, lease or otherwise arrange for the acquisition or exchange of land or buildings or both [, provided any purchase of such land or land and buildings in an amount in excess of the sum of one hundred thousand dollars shall be approved by a state referee] for such purpose. The commissioner, with the advice and consent of the Attorney General, may settle and compromise any claim by any person, firm or corporation claiming to be aggrieved by such layout, construction, reconstruction, repair or maintenance by the payment of money, the transfer of other land acquired for or in connection with highway purposes, or otherwise. The commissioner shall permit the last owner of record of such real property upon which an owner-occupied residence or owner-operated business is situated to remain in such residence or operate such business, rent free, for a period of ninety days from the filing of such deed.

(d) The commissioner may purchase or take in the name of the state any land, buildings, interest in land, easements or other rights he finds necessary for the layout, construction, maintenance or use of roads or bridges authorized by section 13a-5, under the provisions of this title relating to the purchase and taking of land for state highways. Any person aggrieved by any such action of the commissioner shall have the same rights of appeal as provided in this title in relation to the taking of land by the commissioner for highway purposes.

(e) The commissioner may take any land (1) which is necessary for the construction of any ditch, drain, gutter or other structure which is required for the purpose of draining any state highway; or (2) which is required for the purpose of preserving any historical monument or memorial, the removal of which is made necessary by the construction or reconstruction of a state highway. The commissioner may assess benefits and damages caused by any such construction and for the taking of any such land under the provisions of subsection (b) of this section and sections 13a-74, 13a-76, 13a-77 and 13a-78 and any person aggrieved by the assessment of any such benefits or damages shall be entitled to the relief provided for in said sections.

(f) The commissioner may take or purchase rights of access to and egress from land abutting any highway or land taken or purchased as right-of-way therefor, or any other highway for the purpose of protecting the functional characteristics of any state highway or state highway appurtenances or safety of the traveling public to and from any state highway or state highway appurtenances when in his judgment such limitation of access is necessary to permit the convenient, safe and expeditious flow of traffic. Such taking or purchase shall be in the same manner and with like powers as authorized and exercised by said commissioner in taking or purchasing real property for state highway purposes.

(g) When the Commissioner of Transportation finds it necessary that real property, the title to which is in the state of Connecticut and which is under the custody and control of any state department, commission or institution, be taken for the purpose of drainage, construction, alteration, reconstruction, improvement, relocation, widening and change of grade of any highway to be constructed under his supervision, he shall petition the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management that custody of such real property be transferred to him as Commissioner of Transportation. Such petition shall set forth the necessity for such transfer and control. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall present such petition to the department, commission or institution having custody and control of such real property, and, upon the recommendation of, and subject to such consideration as may be required by, such department, commission or institution and with the approval of the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, such department, commission or institution shall transfer the custody and control of such real property to the Commissioner of Transportation for the purposes required.

(h) All sales or exchanges of surplus property by the Department of Transportation and matters dealing with the initial acquisition of any existing mass transit system or the purchase or sale of real properties acquired in connection with any state highway system or mass transit system shall be subject to review and approval of the State Properties Review Board except that those acquisitions and administrative settlements relating to such properties which involve sums not in excess of five thousand dollars shall be reported to the board by the Commissioner of Transportation but shall not be subject to such review and approval. The Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management shall be informed for inventory purposes of any transfer effectuated in connection with this section. The State Properties Review Board shall not grant such approval if the Department of Transportation has failed to comply with any applicable statutes in connection with the proposed action.

Sec. 6. Subsection (a) of section 13b-251 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) The minimum overhead clearance for any structure crossing over railroad tracks for which construction is begun on or after October 1, 1986, shall be twenty feet, six inches, except that, (1) if the construction includes only deck replacement or minor widening of the structure, and the existing piers or abutments remain in place, the minimum overhead clearance shall be the structure's existing overhead clearance; (2) the minimum overhead clearance for any structure crossing any railroad tracks on which trains are operated that are attached to or powered by means of overhead electrical wires shall be twenty-two feet, six inches; (3) the minimum overhead clearance for the structure that carries (A) Route 372 over railroad tracks in New Britain, designated state project number 131-156, (B) U. S. Route 1 over railroad tracks in Fairfield, designated state project number 50-6H05, (C) Route 729 over railroad tracks in North Haven, designated state project number 100-149, (D) Grove Street over railroad tracks in Hartford, designated state project number 63-376, (E) Route 1 over railroad tracks in Milford, designated state project number 173-117, (F) Ingham Hill Road over railroad tracks in Old Saybrook, designated state project number 105-164, (G) Ellis Street over railroad tracks in New Britain, designated state project number 88-114, (H) Route 100 over the railroad tracks in East Haven, bridge number 01294, and (I) Church Street Extension over certain railroad storage tracks located in the New Haven Rail Yard, designated state project number 92-526, shall be eighteen feet; (4) the minimum overhead clearance for those structures carrying (A) Fair Street, bridge number 03870, (B) Crown Street, bridge number 03871, and (C) Chapel Street, bridge number 03872, over railroad tracks in New Haven shall be seventeen feet, six inches; (5) the minimum overhead clearance for the structure carrying State Street railroad station pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks in New Haven shall be nineteen feet, ten inches; (6) the overhead clearance for the structure carrying Woodland Street over the Griffins Industrial Line in Hartford, designated state project number 63-501, shall be fifteen feet, nine inches, with new foundations placed at depths which may accommodate an overhead clearance to a maximum of seventeen feet, eight inches; (7) the Department of Transportation may replace the Hales Road Highway Bridge over railroad tracks in Westport, Bridge Number 03852, with a new bridge that provides a minimum overhead clearance over the railroad tracks that shall be eighteen feet, five inches; (8) the Department of Transportation may replace the Pearl Street Highway Bridge over railroad tracks in Middletown, Bridge Number 04032, with a new bridge that provides a minimum overhead clearance over the railroad tracks that shall be seventeen feet, eleven inches; [and] (9) the Department of Transportation may construct a new bridge that provides a minimum overhead clearance of twenty-two feet, two inches for the structure carrying Metro Center Access Road over the Metro-North Railroad in Fairfield; and (10) the Department of Transportation may replace the bridge that carries West Street over the Providence and Worcester Railroad in Middletown, Bridge Number 03993, with a new bridge that provides a minimum overhead clearance over the railroad tracks of eighteen feet, one inch.

Sec. 7. Subsection (b) of section 13b-79p of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(b) The commissioner shall evaluate and plan the implementation of the following projects:

[(1) Improving Routes 2 and 2A in the towns of Preston, North Stonington and Montville, including conducting the first phase of a study examining construction of a Route 2A bypass alternative that would begin in Preston, proceed in a northerly direction toward downtown Norwich, and end at Route 2 in Preston. The first phase of the study shall include, but need not be limited to, an analysis of the feasibility, local economic impact and cost of constructing that portion of the bypass alternative that would pass through the Hinkley Hill area of Norwich. The first phase of the study shall be conducted by an independent entity pursuant to a contract with the Department of Transportation, the value of which shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars. The results of the first phase of the study shall be submitted not later than September 30, 2008, to said department and the joint standing committee having cognizance of matters relating to transportation; ]

[(2)] (1) Upgrading the Pequot Bridge in Montville;

[(3)] (2) Evaluating rail links to other ports;

[(4)] (3) Supporting and encouraging the dredging of the state's commercial ports;

[(5)] (4) Developing a second rail passenger station between New Haven and Milford;

[(6)] (5) Expanding Route 9; and

[(7)] (6) Completing the Day Hill Corridor environmental assessment study, not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars.

Sec. 8. Section 13b-276 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

[(a)] The Commissioner of Transportation, if he finds that a dangerous condition exists at such crossing, except a dangerous condition arising out of improper or inadequate maintenance, shall issue such order to such municipality or to any such public service company directing the removal, change or relocation of such crossing, highway, tracks, pipes, wires, poles or other fixtures or tree or building or other structure, as may be necessary to eliminate such dangerous condition; and shall apportion the cost thereof among such public service company or companies, such municipality and the state, and shall determine the conditions and the time and manner of the payment of such apportionments, provided the portion of the cost to be paid by such public service company in the elimination of any such dangerous conditions on state maintained highways shall not exceed ten per cent. The party or parties ordered by said commissioner to perform the work necessary to remove such dangerous condition shall serve written notice, at least thirty days prior to the approximate date of the commencement of such work, upon all other parties in interest, including any public service company whose plant is involved or affected by such work, and any such public service company shall provide such means as may be necessary for the continued use of such plant in such manner as to best serve the interests and convenience of the public.

[(b) The Commissioner of Transportation shall, not later than October 1, 2009, and every three years thereafter, provide a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation and finance, revenue and bonding, regarding any railroad crossing at grade. Such report shall (1) list all the at-grade rail crossings in the state, (2) identify such crossings that create a hazardous situation, (3) provide a budget and identify funding sources, including any available federal funding, for upgrading or eliminating such hazardous crossings, (4) prioritize the upgrades or eliminations that are recommended in such report, and (5) for reports submitted pursuant to this subsection after the initial report, describe the progress to date in upgrading or eliminating hazardous at-grade crossings. ]

Sec. 9. Section 13b-57m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

The purpose of [sections 13b-57m to 13b-57q, inclusive,] this section and subdivision (16) of subsection (b) of section 13b-61 is to promote the welfare and prosperity of the people of this state by enabling the state to implement and fund certain transportation related projects, purposes and strategies in order to: (1) Improve personal mobility within and through this state; (2) improve the movement of goods and freight within and through this state; (3) integrate transportation with economic, land use, environmental and quality of life issues; (4) develop policies and procedures that will integrate the state economy with regional, national and global economies; and (5) identify policies and sources that provide an adequate and reliable flow of funding necessary for a quality multimodal transportation system.

Sec. 10. Section 13b-57s of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

During the fiscal years ending June 30, 2006, and June 30, 2007, the sum of five million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account for grants-in-aid and administrative expenses under the program established pursuant to section 13b-38bb. [The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q. ] The funds shall remain available until expended.

Sec. 11. Section 13b-57t of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, [the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q shall include] the sum of five million dollars [to] shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line revitalization program undertaken pursuant to subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section and sections 13b-78k, as amended by this act, 13b-78m and 13b-78n. The funds shall remain available until expended.

(b) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, the sum of twenty million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line revitalization program undertaken pursuant to public act 05-4 of the June special session. [The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q. ] The funds shall remain available until expended.

(c) During the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, the sum of fifteen million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line revitalization program undertaken pursuant to public act 05-4 of the June special session. [The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q. ] The funds shall remain available until expended.

(d) From the fiscal year ending June 30, 2008, to the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, inclusive, the sum of fifteen million dollars shall be expended from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account to support the New Haven Line Revitalization program undertaken pursuant to public act 05-4 of the June special session. [The funding shall be included in the annual financing plan adopted pursuant to section 13b-57q. ] The funds shall remain available until expended.

Sec. 12. Subsection (a) of section 13b-69 of the 2016 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of section 14-212g, the Treasurer shall apply the resources in the Special Transportation Fund, upon their receipt, first, to pay or provide for the payment of debt service requirements, as defined in section 13b-75, at such time or times, in such amount or amounts and in such manner, as provided by the proceedings authorizing the issuance of special tax obligation bonds pursuant to sections 13b-74 to 13b-77, inclusive, and then to pay from the Transportation Strategy Board projects account of the Special Transportation Fund, established under section 13b-57r, the incremental revenues identified in approved annual financing plans for cash funding. [in accordance with the provisions of section 13b-57q. ]

Sec. 13. Section 13b-78k of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

As used in this section, sections 13b-57m, as amended by this act, [and 13b-57q to] 13b-57r and 13b-57s, as amended by this act, [inclusive,] subsections (a), (b) and (c) of section 13b-57t, as amended by this act, sections 13b-74 and 13b-78l to [13b-78o] 13b-78n, inclusive, and section 46 of public act 05-4 of the June special session:

(1) "New Haven Line" means the rail passenger service operated between New Haven and intermediate points and Grand Central station, including the Danbury, Waterbury and New Canaan branch lines.

(2) "New Haven Line revitalization program" means the design, development, construction and acquisition of maintenance facilities, rail cars and related equipment for use on the New Haven Line, as specified in subdivisions (1) and (2) of section 13b-78l.

(3) "Transportation Strategy Board projects account" means the account created by subsection (a) of section 13b-57r.

(4) "Transportation system improvement" means: (1) Projects included in the state-wide transportation improvement program, (2) funded and unfunded projects included in regional transportation improvement plans, or (3) projects identified in subsection (h) of section 13b-57.

Sec. 14. Section 13b-79t of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

The Department of Transportation may solicit bids or qualifications for equipment, materials or services for a project funded pursuant to subsection (a) of section 3-20a, subsection (c) of section 4-66c, subdivision (4) of subsection (a) of section 13b-57d, section 13b-61a, subdivision (3) of section 13b-78k, as amended by this act, section 13b-78n, subsection (a) of section 13b-78p, sections 13b-79o to [13b-79z] 13b-79y, inclusive, or sections 19, 24, 25 or 33 to 35, inclusive, of public act 06-136 at any time in the fiscal year, notwithstanding the fact that all required funds may not be available for the expenditure until later in the same or succeeding fiscal year.

Sec. 15. Subsection (a) of section 13b-26 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) The commissioner shall make such alterations in the state highway system as he may from time to time deem necessary and desirable to fulfill the purposes of this chapter and title 13a. In making any such alteration he shall consider the best interest of the state, taking into consideration relevant factors including the following: Traffic flow, origin and destination of traffic, integration and circulation of traffic, continuity of routes, alternate available routes and changes in traffic patterns. The relative weight to be given to any factor shall be determined by the commissioner. [Each biennium the commissioner shall notify all members of the General Assembly of the availability of the plan. A member requesting a plan shall be sent a written copy or electronic storage media of the plan by the commissioner. ]

Sec. 16. Section 12 of public act 09-186 is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) [Boy Scout Troop 24 of East Lyme] For the purposes of this section, "Labor Day" means the first Monday of September, and "Labor Day weekend" means Labor Day and the Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day.

(b) Any boy scout troop of East Lyme or Waterford may operate an annual Labor Day weekend coffee stop, at the [Waterford Weigh Station] weigh stations in Waterford on Interstate 95 northbound and southbound, in accordance with the provisions of this section and any public health and safety standards or requirements established by the Division of State Police of the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Motor Vehicles or the Department of Transportation.

[(b)] (c) The coffee stop may operate during each day of Labor Day weekend, for twenty-four hours, if adequate adult supervision is provided during all such hours of operation. Adult leaders of [Boy Scout Troop 24] any boy scout troop of East Lyme or Waterford shall submit to the Commissioner of Transportation, annually, at least thirty days before the Saturday prior to Labor Day, [weekend,] a schedule of coffee stop hours of operation during each day of [such] Labor Day weekend, and a roster of adult supervision to be provided during each such hour.

[(c)] (d) The Commissioner of Transportation shall review the schedule and roster submitted pursuant to subsection [(b)] (c) of this section to determine if adequate adult supervision will be provided and may require, in said commissioner's discretion, the provision of additional adult supervision. If such additional adult supervision is not provided, the commissioner may prohibit the use of the [Waterford Weigh Station] weigh stations in Waterford for the operation of such Labor Day weekend coffee stop.

Sec. 17. Subsection (a) of section 21-11a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) A scrap metal processor, as defined in section 14-67w, shall record, for all loads of scrap metal purchased or received by such processor, a description of such scrap metal, the weight of such metal, the price paid for such metal and the identification of the person who delivered such metal. Such scrap metal processor shall take a photograph of the motor vehicle delivering such scrap metal, including the license plate of such vehicle. Such scrap metal processor shall not be required to segregate scrap metal it receives from other materials on its premises and hold the same for five days except for wire or cable that could be used in the transmission of telecommunications or data or scrap equipment, wire or cable that could be used in the transmission or distribution of electricity by an electric distribution company unless purchased from (1) a person licensed pursuant to section 29-402 to engage in the business of demolition of buildings, or (2) a person who has already segregated such scrap metal pursuant to this chapter and such person provides such scrap metal processor with a written statement affirming such segregation. Upon receipt of a load of scrap metal that contains wire or cable that could be used in the transmission of telecommunications or data or scrap equipment, wire or cable that could be used in the transmission or distribution of electricity by an electric distribution company, such scrap metal processor shall take a photograph of the motor vehicle delivering such scrap metal, including the license plate of such vehicle, and of such load of scrap metal. Upon receipt of wire or cable that could be used in the transmission of telecommunications or data or scrap equipment, wire or cable that could be used in the transmission or distribution of electricity by an electric distribution company, such scrap metal processor shall make a copy of the certificate of registration of such vehicle, record a description of the material received, and record a statement as to the location from which the material came. Upon receipt of a load of scrap metal that contains materials, equipment or parts used in the construction, operation, protection or maintenance of a railroad right-of-way, such scrap metal processor shall take a photograph of the motor vehicle delivering such scrap metal, including the license plate of such vehicle and of such load of scrap metal. Upon receipt of a load of scrap metal that contains materials, equipment or parts used in the construction, operation, protection or maintenance of a railroad right-of-way, such scrap metal processor shall make a copy of the certificate of registration of such vehicle, record a description of the material received and record a statement as to the location from which the material came.

Sec. 18. (Effective from passage) Not later than July 1, 2017, the Commissioner of Transportation shall paint the center line of Connecticut Route 68 in Wallingford from the Cheshire-Wallingford town line to the Wallingford-Durham town line.

Sec. 19. Sections 13b-22, 13b-57q, 13b-77a, 13b-78o, 13b-79 to 13b-79b, inclusive, and 13b-79z of the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2016)

Approved June 7, 2016